Corporate Greed in the World of Banking
Once upon a time . . . bankers were respected. Not loved, perhaps, but trusted and consulted when times got rough or money was needed for a special investment.
But as scandal mounted upon scandal in recent years, this respect has evaporated. The reputation of our major banks has sunk to unprecedented lows, and there’s worse to come. Some of the banks are still engaging in disgraceful behaviour and are in denial about past misconduct.
In Jonathan Veale’s latest novel, this fascinating world is scrutinised, and blame laid where it belongs: at boardroom level where decisions are made that determine who does what in their organisations.
Of course mistakes can be made by any institution, and sometimes it is hard to pin down responsibility. But in this case, misconduct has been discovered on such a broad scale that the only conclusion one can come to is that the directors were either asleep on their watch, or complicit in creating and encouraging outrageous practices that plundered their clients’ accounts.
The Whistleblower Affair tackles boardroom behaviour head on, and describes the greed and ignorance that has been responsible for bringing many banks to the point of doom. Some would even describe it as corporate crime at the highest level.
Of course, there are some who opposed bad behaviour and as the story develops, their hand is strengthened as, one after the other, those responsible for nodding through poor practice are dealt with.
In this novel there is drama, humour, retribution and facts . . . astounding facts that reveal just how widespread and criminal some of the scandals were. And women play a large part in pointing out to the men that their attitudes and outlook are dated. Times have moved on and finance is too important to be left in the hands of a cosy coterie of clubbable gentlemen who, over cigars and champagne, decide what’s best for the great unwashed. The days of the bank manager and his temple-like branch around every corner are nearly over. The internet and electronic banking are about to transform how we all approach money matters, and dozy bankers unprepared for rapid change are going to find the going ever tougher. Change or die will soon be the clarion call. But will the present directors change their approach in time? It’s by no means clear they will.
A great read, with revelations spiced with the inside view of an out of touch profession.
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Available now in Kindle format this banking expose is available from Amazon, you can purchase the book and be reading it in a matter of minutes. Use the links below:
- The Whistleblower Affair: A Banking Director’s Skulduggery Exposed – £2.40 from the UK
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